LAWS5102 Administrative Law

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit builds upon the content of LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, and explores the principles and procedures of judicial review, under which the exercise of executive government power is supervised. This is a field which is continually challenged by the complexity and changing nature of government and by shifting political priorities. In addition to gaining an understanding of specific legal principles and cases, students engage with the broader considerations and contexts that shape the law in this area.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate at an advanced level knowledge of judicial review and the broader policy considerations that shape the law in this area; (2) engage with and reflect upon (i) ethical issues related to the involvement of marginalised peoples in administrative law processes, including the intersection of administrative law and human rights, and (ii) the competing obligations that attend public sector decision making and the role of the law and legal advocates in this area; (3) engage in critical evaluation of case law, statutes, research and scholarship relating to administrative law; (4) articulate and analyse complex legal issues; and (5) communicate confidently and critically in relation to legal issues in this area and the broader considerations and contexts that shape those issues, in a way that is effective and persuasive for both legal and non-legal audiences.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) research assignment; (2) tutorial participation; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Ambelin Kwaymullina
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
and
LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week; tutorials: 1 x 2 hours per fortnight
Recommended
texts

Creyke, R. and McMillan, J. Control of Government Action: Text, Cases and Commentary, 4th edn: LexisNexis 2015

Lane, W. B. and Young, S. Administrative Law in Australia: Thomson Lawbook Co. 2007 (this book is now a few years old and there is a new edition expected in late 2017. Students will be directed to specifc portions of the text and advised of relevant changes in the law)

 

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